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Sky Broadband To Block Pron By Default

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not a big issue really, unless you can't tick a box in your account profile to disable the block.

which will not be the case, as it would amount to commercial suicide for Sky Broadband.

I think the issue is more "censorship by default".

It crosses the rubicon in terms of the internet being an open uncensored platform for free speech.

Admittedly, it probably hasn't been that for some time.. but if you told people 10 years ago the police of vice and virtue were going to block access to large portions of the Internet by default they would have assumed you were talking about China or a totalitarian state.

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Most providers let you change this online when you login to your account, so I am told....

I doubt sky would risk losing any money by forcing people to actually talk to a humanoid to activate porn.

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Until they fixed it TalkTalk's parental filter was on by default and couldn't be turned off; they fixed it about ?6 months ago.

As well as the obvious I couldn't get football odds (gambling) or get on a home brew forum (alcohol).

It was very annoying.

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It's great to know that Mr Murdoch decides what people can see. He is so moral. :blink:

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If the people who are trying to block the porn just sat down and watched a few Lexi Belle movies, they'd have a change of heart.

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If you're too embarrassed to ask for it (Not that I think you should have to) then you probably shouldn't be looking.

Why not?

Having the option to block at the ISP level is fine, having it turned on by default most definitely is not. You should not have to scurry off and ask permission to do something perfectly legal.

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Filters are only as good as their white/blacklists which are probably not that comprehensive. In addition even when turned on they won't necessarily stop search engines like Bing returning porn images if Bing's own filter itself is turned off. Therefore kids might not be able to visit the sites but they could still browse a lot of smut online if they want just using standard search engines. Personally I think ISPs are taking these actions to forestall any more nannying legislation from HMG but I don't think they are trying that hard. Certainly any half way tech savvy adolescent will have no problem waltzing around them.

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If the people who are trying to block the porn just sat down and watched a few Lexi Belle movies, they'd have a change of heart.

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She reminds of a girl I know. Who is 14. I don't know what this says about you, her, or indeed me.

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There are already 'blocked' lists in many hotels which include non-porn sites such as HPC. I know, as when I travel I often use inhouse wifi for reading it - and I'd say more than a few times it is blocked.

Now, if that is not censorship on political grounds, I don't know what is.

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It looks to me that some people want to turn the internet into a subscription TV service, and we already have enough of them. :unsure:

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There are already 'blocked' lists in many hotels which include non-porn sites such as HPC. I know, as when I travel I often use inhouse wifi for reading it - and I'd say more than a few times it is blocked.

Now, if that is not censorship on political grounds, I don't know what is.

It's probably blocked as being "social media".

At work we subscribe to a generic blocker which lets HPC through but blocks my football club forum.

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It's probably blocked as being "social media".

At work we subscribe to a generic blocker which lets HPC through but blocks my football club forum.

Football forums are probably considered to be anti-social media.

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